The up-and-comer talks 'Race,' Jesse Owens, and learning to run 1930s-style.
Stephan James is about to have a breakout moment. The actor, probably best known for his portrayal of John Lewis in the critically acclaimed film Selma, takes center stage in the new movie Race. James plays Jesse Owens, the Ohio State track star and 1936 Olympic gold medalist. The inspiring biopic not only looks at the trials and tribulations of becoming an elite runner, but also doing so at a time in history when it was extra difficult for a black athlete. Here, James tells us about his training and research for the role.